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I've seen gas stations in the US show the tenths part with a fraction instead of a decimal.

Have you seen any other signage with a fixed denominator that isn't 10?

Percentages highlight an often-ignored point about rounding: if you've got a boundary, rounding to it can be very misleading.

For example, if something works 999 of 1000 times, it's not correct to say it's 100% effective. 99% is further from the true value, but shows the existence of the failure.

@christianp There was that Ivory-soap slogan with 100 in the denominator, but I haven't seen that in years.

https://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/870/ivory-soap-is-99-and-44-100-pure-what/

Christian Lawson-Perfect@christianp@mathstodon.xyzOr, more thrillingly, are there contexts where numbers are written as decimals, but some decimals are illegal?

This is sometimes true for currencies: a price like £1.054 would normally be rounded to the nearest penny. But if it's a price per unit, you might need that extra digit